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Reply #21 - Aug 10th, 2018 at 12:17pm

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I think you've discovered why Al used a single line for swing flying and then he experimented with the flight pattern from there.  I've never done any swing flying and I'm definitely going to have to give it a try.  Sold all my fishing poles in my move to TX and so I'll have to find a "Blue Light" special fishing pole to experiment with! Cheesy Wink
 

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Reply #20 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 2:23pm

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Finally had a chance to get controls on it. Had an old handle with string already on it already, so I rigged it up. Gave it a test flight. Learned a lot, but none of what I wanted to learn. If your rt handed, and use the rt arm to hold the pole, and the lt hand to work the controls, that does not work. If you use your lt (weaker) arm, to hold the pole, and your rt hand to work the controls, it feels a lot better. But now your putting all your steam to keep it flying thru your weaker arm. When I fly single line tether, I can switch between arms. I really do not know how to put my flight experience into words. Basically, I was not impressed. I enjoyed it much better as a single line tether. Up control really did not do anything. And I could see the elevator pointing up. Maybe I was not following thru with the pole correctly. Maybe the airplane needs to be lighter. Maybe the lines need to be shorter, but then you need to spin faster. If the lines were longer, now I am going to need more steam. I do wish I had a nice fishing pole, instead of a 6" piece of bamboo. I'm going to sleep on it, and see if any ideas come up. But to be honest, at this point, I enjoyed it as a single line tether much more.
 

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Reply #19 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 2:02pm

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Just thought I would re post these pictures so they are a part of this post.
 
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Reply #18 - Jul 29th, 2018 at 10:07pm

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Thanks Dave!
Plane is looking good! That is a cool picture from what I can see. Not sure on the year.
Paul
 
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Reply #17 - Jul 29th, 2018 at 5:08pm

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Paul, hope your hand gets better soon.

Installed the control horn on the elevator, and the lead out guide on the wingtip. Installed an extra large mounting block for the bellcrank, for room for adjustments. In reality, it could probably be half that size. Decided to put landing gear on it, because it just looks cool when flying. Also thinking of putting gear doors and bombs on it. Decals, wheels, bellcrank, leadouts, and test flights next.

Found this way cool picture at a flea market this weekend, of the Denny Drone. The sign on the left side of the photo, under the rt wingtip of the airplane says. (High school graduates, now a radio career is possible). The armband on the guy says, (recruiting service). The transmitter is right below the prop. The parachute door is open on the plane. Looks like it was in a car dealership. Dodge and Plymouth signs are in the window. Wonder what kind of car that is at the far left of the picture? I imagine if I knew the year make of that car, it would tell if it was before or after the war. Just thought it was a really fun part of history for a whopping $1.00. The sign on the front of the platform says, (U.S. Army Recruiting Station). When was the Air Force formed?
 

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Reply #16 - Jul 28th, 2018 at 5:34pm

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I here ya Dave,
My hand is slowly getting better but can not hold down balsa wood to cut it. Also back to working longer days ya know life stuff....lol
Hope you get some time interested in seeing it when your done.
Paul
 
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Reply #15 - Jul 27th, 2018 at 3:24pm

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shipwreck wrote on Jul 27th, 2018 at 1:31pm:
DAVE Q wrote on Jul 23rd, 2018 at 4:32pm:
And it flies. Now move onto the control horn and linkage.

Hows it coming along Dave?
Paul


Paul, hoping to get some time this weekend to get back on her.
 
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Reply #14 - Jul 27th, 2018 at 1:31pm

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DAVE Q wrote on Jul 23rd, 2018 at 4:32pm:
And it flies. Now move onto the control horn and linkage.

Hows it coming along Dave?
Paul
 
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Reply #13 - Jul 23rd, 2018 at 7:06pm

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Outstanding...Al would be proud!!! I'm sure He's saying, "Way to go Dave!" as he looked down on you!!!
Tom
 

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Reply #12 - Jul 23rd, 2018 at 5:37pm

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That is sweet Dave
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Reply #11 - Jul 23rd, 2018 at 4:32pm

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And it flies. Now move onto the control horn and linkage.
 

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Reply #10 - Jul 23rd, 2018 at 4:27pm

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Taped the elevator in neutral, so it could not move. Rigged on some nose weight, to where it balanced at the tips. Left the airplane hang down from where I held it at the tip, so the plane hung level. Inserted a piece of wire at that point, and taped it slightly aft of that point on the wingtip. I don't know if I am going to use this bellcrank or not. I think I am just going to cut one out of plywood. I probably bought this bellcrank around 1978.
 

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Reply #9 - Jul 22nd, 2018 at 3:37pm

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Don't forget the offset of the rudder to keep the nose pointed to the outside of the circle and keep the lines tight!  Looking very good!
Tom
 

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Reply #8 - Jul 22nd, 2018 at 2:23pm

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Looking good Smiley
 
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Reply #7 - Jul 22nd, 2018 at 12:07pm

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Have the wings installed. Next step I am going to quesstimate a CG point, and fix the elevator in place. And rig it for a single line tether flyer. One, I guess this will tell me if it flys, and two, if I attach the line to the side of the fuselage, it should tell me the CL of the bellcrank. I guess.
 

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